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Winter 2015

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Westbrook Strong 5K honors 2013 alumnus, endows scholarship

On July 20, 2014, more than 40 members of the Saint Joseph’s College community gathered to run and walk in the Westbrook Strong 5K. The event was a memorial to Matthew Rairdon ’13, a nursing graduate who worked at Portland’s Mercy Hospital. He passed away tragically in November 2013. “Matt was an amazing young man,” [...]

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Welcome to the New Hall of Fame

On September 13, 2014, the 12th class was inducted into the College’s Athletics Hall of Fame. This ceremony also celebrated another milestone in the College’s history: the unveiling of the new Athletics Hall of Fame Room on the second floor of the Harold Alfond Center. The room features beautiful woodwork, designed and constructed by Windham [...]

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Alumni teach leadership on the court in Kazakhstan

Two former Saint Joseph’s basketball players have taken their passion for the game overseas. Chris Petzy ’12 and Meg Daigle ’11 spent the summer coaching basketball to youth through the Drive School of Basketball in Kazakhstan. Based out of Almaty, Kazakhstan, Drive is an intensive training program for basketball players from ages 11 to 18. [...]

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College earns honor for community service from Carnegie Foundation

At the beginning of 2015, the College announced that it had been selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification, highlighting the College’s focus on community service throughout its mission and daily interactions on campus and within the local, regional, and global communities. “This classification reflects the [...]

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Students, faculty take science on the road with ESS

At 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 16, 2014, two professors, eight students, and one teaching assistant met at the Maine State Pier in Portland. They said goodbye to their families, piled into a van, and set off on Saint Joseph’s first-ever Environmental Science Semester (ESS). Led by environmental science professors Johan Erikson and Greg Teegarden, [...]

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SJC selected to participate in honored White Coat Ceremony

On September 28, 2014, sophomore students from the College’s campus nursing program gathered in the Harold Alfond Center for the annual Nursing Lighting Ceremony—a rite of passage for nursing students where they dedicate themselves to upholding ethical standards of the profession. The ceremony included reciting the Florence Nightingale Pledge and, for the first time, the [...]

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Maine Milfoil Initiative celebrates publication of free guide

After five years of research and action, the Maine Milfoil Initiative—a collaboration between Saint Joseph’s College and several Maine lakes associations and volunteer groups—has culminated their work with the publication of the Maine Citizens’ Guide to Invasive Aquatic Plant Management. This is a nuts-and-bolts guide for lake groups and citizens on how to develop a management program to [...]

2018-06-29T15:41:58+00:00February 1st, 2015|Categories: Winter 2015|Tags: , , |

Lady & the Ram

Words and Photos by Alanna Conn Alyssa Dolan has mastered the art of corralling. When Alyssa Dolan starts her shift at Pearson’s Town Farm, her first task is to take the goats out on leashes. If they’re feeling agreeable, it takes 10 minutes. If they’re not, they fall down in a dramatic display of revolt, [...]

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Diversity Committee builds foundation of respect

Sister Kathleen Sullivan’s role as Saint Joseph’s chief sponsorship and mission integration officer is to manage the College’s identity as a Catholic, Mercy institution of higher education—one that is a comfortable, inviting place for students, faculty, and staff from all walks of life. This role includes building a strong, sustainable foundation for supporting and celebrating [...]

2018-06-29T15:41:58+00:00February 1st, 2015|Categories: Winter 2015|Tags: , |

College unveils comprehensive plan to make Connections

In fall 2014, the College launched Connections, a networking initiative designed to  give students opportunities and direction to develop professional relationships. As a collaboration between Career Services and the Alumni Office, Connections offers hands-on experiences that bring students together with alumni, community  members, faculty, and staff in order to provide a leg-up on their future [...]

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